Origin Broadband

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Origin Broadband LTD
Private
Industry Broadband, VoIP, Telecoms, Leased lines
Founded 2011
Headquarters Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Oliver Bryssau, Managing Director
Products Internet Services & Landline Telephone Services
Slogan Made in Yorkshire
Website originbroadband.com

Origin Broadband is a British ISP and network operator based in Doncaster and Sheffield, South Yorkshire that specialises in providing consumer and wholesale internet connectivity, including ADSL2+, FTTC, Leased Lines, and telecommunications services. Services such as colocation, website hosting and remote backup storage are also available from Origin’s secure datacentre. Origin Broadband currently operates the UK's 6th largest network.[1]

History

Origin Broadband was formed by two students in Doncaster to address the perceived failures in the local broadband market in terms of speed, customer service and quality of technical support.[2] The company began by reselling on the Digital Region fibre optic network, a largely publicly funded network. Origin Broadband soon became the largest ISP on the network.[3]

Origin began its award-nominated apprenticeship program in 2012, as well as beginning its Datacentre operations,[4] allowing them to provide services such as web hosting, colocation and remote storage backup.

The company started to plan its own network in 2014 upon the announcement that the Digital Region network would be closing, due to lack of funding in August 2014.[5] Origin now operates on its own network throughout South Yorkshire, and this currently stands as 6th largest in the UK.

From April 2015 Origin Broadband became one of the leading suppliers of the SuperConnected Cities connection vouchers, an initiative ran by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Notably, Origin supplied the first connection voucher in South Yorkshire,[6] and remained the leading regional supplier throughout the project.[7]

Following the cessation of the Superconnected Cities initiative, Origin Broadband set aside a fund of £10m and launched a voucher programme of their own.[8] The Origin Broadband Connection Vouchers gave eligible businesses a fully funded installation for a leased line or similar premium connection.

Additional investment was secured in August 2015 from Finance Yorkshire.[9]

In early 2016 Origin Broadband reformatted the way that they marketed their products, consolidating business-class connectivity into a sub-brand, Origin Broadband Business.[10] They also launched new propositions designed for schools, colleges and universities, Origin Broadband Education,[11] and a partner programme, Origin Broadband Wholesale.

Awards

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2013 Origin Broadband ISPA Awards - Best Consumer Fixed Broadband Nominated
2013 Oliver Bryssau Barnsley & Rotherham Business Awards – Business Person of the Year Award Nominated
2013 Origin Broadband Barnsley & Rotherham Business Awards – Innovation & Technology in Business Award Nominated
2013 Oliver Bryssau Sheffield Business Awards – Young Business Person of the Year Won
2013 Oliver Bryssau Doncaster Business Awards – Young Business Person of the Year Won
2014 Oliver Bryssau Sheffield City Region Chambers - Young Business Person of the Year Won
2014 Oliver Bryssau British Chambers of Commerce - Regional Young Person in Business Award Won
2014 Oliver Bryssau National Chamber Awards - Young person in Business Award Won
2014 Origin Broadband National Chamber Awards - Business of the Year Won
2014 Oliver Bryssau Sheffield Business Awards – Young Business Person of the Year Award Nominated
2014 Pete Lowes Sheffield Business Awards – Business Person of the Year Award 2014 Nominated
2014 Origin Broadband Sheffield Business Awards – Skills, Development & Apprenticeships Award Nominated
2014 Oliver Bryssau Doncaster Business Awards – Business Person of the Year (35 and under) Won
2014 Origin Broadband Doncaster Business Awards – Excellence in People Development and Training Nominated
2014 Origin Broadband Doncaster Business Awards – Medium Business of the Year Won
2015 Origin Broadband Internet Service Providers Association Awards – Enterprise Broadband of the Year Nominated
2015 Origin Broadband Internet Service Providers Association Awards – Best Fixed Line Broadband Nominated
2015 Origin Broadband Sheffield City Region Chambers - Young Business Person of the Year Nominated
2015 Origin Broadband Cable.co.uk Broadband Awards - Rising Star Won
2016 Origin Broadband Internet Service Providers Association Awards - Best Business Broadband Nominated
2016 Origin Broadband The 2016 Telecommunication Awards - Most Advanced Broadband ISP Won


References

  1. "SamKnows - Origin Broadband LLU". www.samknows.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Young Business Person of the Year". Sheffield Star. 9 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Internet provider with a super quick turnover increase". Sheffield Star. 11 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "History of Origin Broadband". originbroadband.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Digital Region". www.digitalregion.co.uk.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Doncaster tech business generates growth with superfast broadband". bdaily.co.uk. 1 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Doncaster ISP provider tops regional table". South Yorkshire Times. 24 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Origin Broadband Connection Vouchers". business.originbroadband.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Doncaster entrepreneurs look to shake-up telecoms market". bqlive.co.uk. 20 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Origin Broadband Business". business.originbroadband.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Origin Broadband Education". education.originbroadband.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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